Sony Takes To Blocking Video Games
Sony has taken to blocking video games and has suddenly become a censor.
According to the BBC the Japanese Company has blocked the publication of a video game designed to teach male players psychological tricks to convince women to date them.
Super Seducer was scheduled for release on the PlayStation 4 earlier this week now Sony has labelled the game sleazy and prompting “toxic behaviours and attitudes”.
Kickstarter had previously suspended the game’s crowdfunding campaign.
Super Seducer has, however, been released for PCs and Macs via Valve’s Steam platform.
Super Seducer does not feature nudity, but does show women in their underwear sitting next to its British creator, Richard La Ruina, as he delivers advice.
Live-action sequences show the author “grabbing” parts of a date’s body and attempting to kiss a woman he has just met to illustrate actions the player should avoid.
His suggested techniques involve discussing immigration and trying to change a woman’s beliefs.
Players are asked to select what they think is the best strategy and then see the results.
The title’s marketing campaign bills it as “highly controversial”, but Mr La Ruina said he had been surprised by the scale of the backlash.
“I did expect a small segment of the population to take issue with it, just like they might with anything related to dating skills for men,” he told the BBC.
“[It] has received a lot of negative coverage from people who have never played the game.
“They want to brand it sleazy, sexist, misogynistic, and even ‘rapey’. I found it all very aggressive and not at all helpful. “